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by sharpedge
1 Sep 2021, 3:06pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Hi newbie here - wondering about e-trikes
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Hi newbie here - wondering about e-trikes

I have an ICE Adventure HD which I had a Bafang motor fitted after one year. Two years later I am well pleased with it. It is comfortable, stable and with the new bigger battery (20AH) gives me the capacity for a full days ride. Yesterday for instance I did 35 miles of the Walney to Wear route which had a lot of nasty short hills. Dont get a lower capacity battery. The ICE is also available with the Bosch system if you would prefer that route. If you order one get the full suspension for comfort and you may like to think about the seat riser (makes getting off much easier)! I bought mine through Get Cycling in York which has one to try which is what I did. Another important advantage of ICE is that the trike folds and goes in the car - makes the possibilities much greater. Remember - it wont go on the train like a two wheeler!
by sharpedge
22 Aug 2021, 10:51am
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Continuously variable gearing
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: Continuously variable gearing

Now offered by ICE as an option on the e-trilkes
by sharpedge
14 Jul 2021, 7:22pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: A tale of three batteries!
Replies: 0
Views: 237

A tale of three batteries!

When I had the Bafang system fitted to my ICE Adventure HD 2 years ago I was assured that the 13.5Ah battery would be sufficient. I questioned this as I live in Cumbria but was told to get a second battery if I felt it necessary.

So here we are, two years in and I want another battery. Problem is my original battery has the four pole connection and the new ones are five pole and naturally they are not compatible. I could find the four pole type online - available from China but did not want to go that route. Eventually I contacted eBike batteries in London. They were very helpful and said that although they too were waiting on a back order of 4 pole cases (12 months late), they had two of the large 5 pole cases and could make me up a pair of 20Ah units. This is what I went for, together with a new 3A charger (naturally the old charger does not fit the new batteries!!!).So I now have a larger battery and the ability to take a spare with me. Looks like I will get somewhere near 50 miles per battery and that is more than I will probably do in a day.

I would recommend eBike batteries - Both Jimmy and Jem are knowledgeable and very helpful. I had an extra long lead fitted to one of the bases (need it on the trike) no problem. The other base has no leads as it is just for carrying the spare battery securely.

My old battery will be up for grabs with the charger from the week after next - no reasonable offer refused. It still performs well even though it is two years old. If you have the same four pole system this is an opportunity to get a second battery even if you have it re-celled (something eBike batteries do).
by sharpedge
11 May 2021, 6:21pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Ebike to fit in hatchback
Replies: 24
Views: 2449

Re: Ebike to fit in hatchback

My wife got a Tern Vektron folding ebike last year - goes into quite a small space. Can fit into the Berlingo as well as my ICE Adventure HD. Berlingos are probably the best cycle friendly cars. My friend can get two upwrongs with the front wheels attached and three with the front wheels removed. The Tern Vektron is not the cheapest ebike but it comes with Bosch electrics and has various versions so you can choose gearing etc.
by sharpedge
9 May 2021, 4:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How Do You Lock Your Tadpole Tri-bent?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: How Do You Lock Your Tadpole Tri-bent?

I have a standard (ie short) Litelock Gold - short enough and light enough to go across the cruciform on my Adventure HD. That wont come off unless the frame is cut through and defeats the object of stealing the trike. Use a longer Litelock Gold (the longest) to lock through the short lock and then around the rack or other that you want to lock the trike to. Order direct, talk to them first and you can get a key which will be the same for both locks. In the garage I have a heavy chain and ground anchor but the chain is too heavy to carry around. www.litelock.com
by sharpedge
18 Sep 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: 20” wheeled e bike
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: 20” wheeled e bike

A visit to Get Cycling in York is recommended - they do all sorts of bikes and trikes for disabled folk to ride with an able person. I got my ICE Adventure HD there as they are also ICE agents and the service is excellent. Round the corner from them is Cycle Heaven who stock Tern Vektrons.My wife bought hers there about two months ago - no problems about having to wait for the next delivery - they had them in stock. Also good service there.
by sharpedge
8 Jul 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nuvinci hub
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Nuvinci hub

Anyone got any experience of these - looks like a great idea for an ebike.
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

I have the mid drive Bafang on my ICE Adventure HD with the Rohloff hub. The advantage of the mid drive is that you get the benefit of the motor driving through the gears which a wheel fitted motor wont do. Pedal in top gear with the PAS in a selected level and the power from the motor will be the same as when are in bottom gear at the same PAS.
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BLACKBURN bar-end multi-mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: BLACKBURN bar-end multi-mirror

I fitted one on my two wheeler when I had that - put a short extension on the bar end facing forward and the mirror on the end of that. Now I am on the recumbent trike I have done the same, Great mirror and fitted this way puts them more out of harms way.
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Bar end plugs

Personally I would stick with the Glenmorangie tops. You only need two at a time but just think of the feel good feeling as you HAVE to finish the bottles quickly for the tops. And they will nee replacing every month I reckon!!!!!!!!
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silver Crest Ultrasonic Cleaner, chains, cleaning solution
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: Silver Crest Ultrasonic Cleaner, chains, cleaning solution

The Silvercrest ultrasonic cleaner is not built for industrial sized jobs which a chain is. When I was working and sharpening clippers blades, they came off the lapping machine really mucky with oil and dirt. I used a parts cleaner to get the worst off and then an industrial ultrasonic cleaning tank (about a gallon capacity), I used an ultrasonic cleaning fluid added to warm water (came from MSC industrial supplies I think). Switching on with the blades in the rack and the water turned black almost immediately. About 5 minutes and everything was really clean. A rinse in water and then dried in an autoclave oven and as good as new, The problem with chains will be getting everything properly rinsed and dried after cleaning - if not problems with the muck inside and then rust forming if not dried properly. I searched ultrasonic cleaning tanks online for a supplier of the tank. Probably not worthwhile unless you are into cleaning chains in a big way.
by sharpedge
24 Apr 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 13377

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Here in Cumbria the boy racers have discovered the quiet backroads - normally keeping to the social distancing by each driving their own car. The police here are aware of the situation but the idiots are not using the main roads in the hope of not getting caught!
by sharpedge
11 Apr 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 13377

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

I live in Cockermouth in Cumbria and whilst there are fewer cars around there seem to be a far greater number of cyclists - we should all be a lot fitter at the end of lockdown! I am the one with the trike with the flag and streamers so if you see me (probably when you pass by) give me a wave and acknowledge that you are also a member of this forum. Would be nice to have an idea of how many active forum members there are around Cockermouth.
by sharpedge
9 Sep 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Bafang 250W fitted and a long weekend away in south west scotland to finish the Carlisle to Glasgow route. Friday did 18 miles in a couple of hours without pushing it too much. Battery was not fully charged at the start and showing four bars. Not using more than 5 on the setting did alter the battery level. Charged it overnight so with a full battery and using all settings the trike went like the wind going over 16 mph without much effort on the old railway paths. Most of the time I went no higher than 7 as using 9 I could see the battery dropping. Ended the day on level 4. Sunday went out without charging the battery again for a short run of 20 miles into Glasgow. A lot of short sharp hills when I was on level 7 again and ended the day with level 3 on the battery. Looks good for over 30 miles per day without a problem. So go for the e-assist.
by sharpedge
4 Aug 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding an ice trike
Replies: 12
Views: 3663

Re: Folding an ice trike

When I bought my ICE Adventure HD last year I was running a BMW X1 - yes the trike would go in folded but it took a bit of juggling to get there. So changed to a Citroen Berlingo. Great vehicle for putting trikes in - flat floor with a low loading height and no sill to lift over. A friend who cycles has one and gets two upwrongs in with wheels on easily and three with the front wheel out. With the trike in mine we can still have the single rear seat upright for a passenger. I don't have to worry about which gear I fold as I have a Rohloff hub - best thing since sliced bread!